Agriculture (AGRI)

120 Science & Technology of Agriculture and Natural Resources (3) This course will provide an overview of career opportunities in agriculture and natural resources management; an identification of key principles of, and interrelationships between, agriculture and natural resources; and current science and technology applications within agriculture and natural resources management.

230 International Travel Studies in Agriculture and Natural Resources (1-3) International travel course to study topics in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Requires travel to another country, oral and written reports. May be repeated one time for credit. (Same as NRM 230) Pass/Fail grading basis. Prereq: Instructor’s approval.

295 International Food and Fiber Systems (3) A study of the influence of food and fiber systems on the economy, environment, health, life style and political systems throughout the world. The impact of cultural differences, gender, and institutions on international food and fiber systems is discussed. Course provides students with a global perspective on current issues related to international food and fiber.

390 Agriculture Seminar (2) Assessment of personal and academic potential for professional careers by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Management graduate. Efforts directed toward preparing for, interviewing, and securing a position. Critiques of related extra curricular events. Survey of the history, philosophy, and ethics of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management and crucial issues affecting agriculture and natural resources. Students are required to write reports and present professional oral presentations. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (Same as NRM 390.)

411 Fundamentals of Cooperative Extension (3) History, philosophy and organizational structure of the Cooperative Extension Service, major areas of program emphasis, teaching methods used, and relationships with other educational agencies. (Same as FCS 411.)

420 Supervised Field Experience (6, 8) Minimum of one semester (or two semesters for eight hours credit) of supervised study and experience with a business or agency and/or a specific aspect of its operations is required. Prior approval of arrangements with cooperating employer is necessary. Joint evaluation by on-the-job and academic supervisors.

441 Interpretation of Agricultural Research (3) Statistical techniques for analysis and interpretation of agricultural data. Descriptive statistics, inference, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, analysis of variance, mean separation, linear regression and correlation. Prereq: MATH 160 or 210.

450 (650) Dynamics and Development of Leadership in Natural Resources Management (3) A study of the dynamics, strategies, and parliamentary procedure skills needed by leaders of occupational, civic, and social organizations. Practical approaches through group interactions and participation. A detailed examination of organizations and individuals within organizations. Students are required to write reports and give oral presentations. Prereq: Junior standing. [Same as NRM 450 (650).]

481-482 (681-682) Seminar (1,1) Discussion of special topics in agriculture. Review of literature on agricultural problems. Oral and written reports. Prereq: Dean’s approval.